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Asylum: Employment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 847, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether asylum seekers are able to access tailored job search support upon resettlement in the UK.

Answered on

18 May 2022

Most asylum seekers in the UK do not currently have the right to work and are therefore not eligible to access DWP employment services.

Employment support is however available to refugees and those entering the UK as part of a resettlement scheme which is delivered by the Home Office. Local Jobcentre Managers have considerable flexibility and expertise to provide tailored support to meet individual needs as required.

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